Victorian High Country: Stage 1 - Heading South
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  • This is the first stage of our trip south. We meandered down the coastal highway from Clunes to Central Tilba going through Sydney, Kiama, and Central Tilba before we started to head inland. The south coast was all new to us.

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    Nearly all packed and ready to go.
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    Our first beachside stop at Booli Booli National Park somewhere just before Newcastle.
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    Nice quiet beach - probably cause it was cold and blowy
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    Just a standard wave, but you take these pictures when on holiday
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    Obligatory pose with the 4WD
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    Wallis Lake - solitary Heron (White-faced Blue Heron)
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    Scenes across Wallis Lake at sunset near Booti Booti National Park
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    The hunter!
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    Pelicans landing at some lake near a town called "Long Jetty".
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    Breakfast from the back of the truck
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    The long jetty after which the township of Long Jetty was named - how original
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    Posing Little Comorants
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    Black swans on the lake
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    Black swans in flight
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    At the end of the jetty
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    Looking back towards the town
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    Hawksbury river ferry crossing - Awaiting the ferry
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    On the Hawksbury River
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    Caringbah - View from aunty Betty's home over Simpsons Bay
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    No prizes for guessing this one
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    At Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens
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    One of the many wild cockatoos that have taken to vistors at the Sydney Royal Botanic gardens
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    They were pretty tame
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    Hyde Park Barracks - now a museum to early migration
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    With aunty Betty at breakfast in Cronulla
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    Overlooking Wollongong
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    At Shellharbour?
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    At Kiama
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    Lighthouse at Kiama
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    Blowhole at Kiama
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    T'was a cold and windy day at Kiama
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    Somewhere along the way up to Yalwal at Morton National Park
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    Camping at Yalwal
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    Not bad for camping food
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    The fire was definitely needed
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    Reservoir at Yalwal
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    Church in Bodalla
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    At Ulladulla
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    At the little town of Central Tilba
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    Local hotel at Central Tilba
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    Nice countryside
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    Great ocean views from across the highway at Central Tilba
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    Local cemetery
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    View from the final resting place
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    View from "Marengo" - a former Corkhill residence at Tilba Tilba
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    a living Corkhill at "Marengo"
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    View to Tilba Tilba just a little further on
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    Milk from here goes straight to ...
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    ... here
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    All done for the morning and back to the fields to fill up again
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    Mt Dromedary behind the village of Central Tilba
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    At the back of the village and taken from the 'foothills' of Mt Dromedary
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    The 'front' of Central Tilba
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    Where we stayed at Central Tilba
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    Part of the "collection"
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    My street!